These are our favorite images from the Your Best Shot 2015 group that ask you to look a little bit further to the left and to the right to take it all in.
Street photographer Dijon Bowden may have started as a filmmaker, but when he began the photography project titled Souls of San Francisco, he quickly knew he had found his true calling. Although pictures are his medium, Dijon primarily sees himself forging connections with people that his camera simply makes possible.
For seven years, Emily Ibarra has traveled the world photographing the death-defying adventures of professional parkour and freerunning athletes. Captured at sites ranging from the Grand Canyon to the Far East, her photos reveal their fearless exploits as they scale skyscrapers, fly across rooftops, and banish fear in precarious poses. Emily loves her job. “It’s exciting. It’s terrifying, and it’s dangerous, and I get to capture that,” she gushes.
Enjoy our Red & White selection from last week’s Catchy Colors here
James Popsys had never given photography much thought until he purchased a point-and-shoot camera to document a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world. But it was the discovery of Photoshop compositing that really helped him craft his unique and amusing style.
When astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti received her first assignment — to spend a record 200 days aboard the International Space Station — she knew she wanted to document the opportunity of a lifetime through photography. The resulting images are breathtaking.
When Rafael Mantesso’s wife left him, he had nothing left but his dog, Jimmy, and an empty apartment. But when he started doodling on the floors and walls, and snapping photos of Jimmy alongside the sketches, he was unwittingly changing the course of their lives.
Max Ellis may not know what the squirrels in his backyard are going to do next, but there’s no doubt it will be interesting – and probably hilarious.
Learn how distance from friends and family, combined with the stress of being new parents, led Leon and Lilly Mackie to create an internet sensation with their empty moving boxes.
New York Portrait photographer Corey Hayes’ Alter Ego series features the real-life heroes of cosplay, people who dress as their favorite comic book and anime characters.
Vicki-Lea Boulter delights uses her photography to delight children and bring their dreams to life. Her unique approach and simple technique is unencumbered by the strictures of traditional portraiture. Learn more about her work in this episode of The Weekly Flickr.
Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2600+ mile Pacific Crest Trail to challenge himself to a let go of his need to control everything. He also snapped a selfie at every milemarker, making a timelapse video that would affect millions of people.